My home box, thoughtfully named CrossFit Clawson, is still a work in progress....I have a women's bar (they are thinner and 15kg), a men's bar (Thanks Alex!), a rack, rings, low wooden blocks (Thanks Brad and Maven!!)- excited to use these, two kettlebells, dumbbells, and 330+lbs in plate weight--- so with two bars, and that kind of weight, I can have my friends over to workout with me :) Yay summer! There's something about training outside that is fun in and of itself.
A word on coconut milk-Coconut milk is lactose-free and high in fat, but unlike other nuts, the fat they contain is mostly medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs). One of the main MCFA's is lauric acid which is converted in the body to a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms. This is also why "oil pulling" is often done with coconut oil. MCFAs are rapidly metabolised into energy in the liver and are thought to be used up more quickly by the body, therefore less likely to be stored as fat. Coconut products shoudl still be used in moderation because they are still a saturated fat... I just thought you'd like a science lesson in macromolecules to go with your popsicle.
(makes 10 of these thinner popsicles)
- 2 Ripe Bananas (I used the frozen ones I keep in my freezer when they ripen too much on my counter)
- 13 oz Coconut Milk (about 1.5 cups)
- 1 Heaping Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
- Pinch of salt
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (optional)
Add everything to a high powered blender.